Retiform Technique

First off, for those who have tried to access this blog recently, apologies. It *appears* the blog was hacked. It took several days for my hosting provider to get to the crux of the problem, but thankfully he did, and was able to restore the blog in its entirety!

Thanks to my friend Karen at Crafty Kazza’s Cardmaking blog for alerting me to the problem. (One minute the blog was there, the next it was gone!)

Now, onto today’s post.


I don’t know about you, but until a few days ago, I had no idea what ‘retiform technique’ even meant.

I had to search the internet for information on how to do it. YouTube had a few really good tutorials, as well as Pinterest.

However, the best video I found was from Stamp TV.

This one is for a partial retiform technique, but this one (also from Stamp TV) shows the full retiform technique. Either one will get you started.

Here’s what I came up with:


The greeting was stamped on vellum, then added to the card with tiny drops of Glossy Accents.

Here is the card without the greeting.


I have to say this is totally not my style. That said, I did have fun learning a new technique.

*Stamps used on this card – an assortment of Stampin’ Up! stamps.

I am entering this card into the Mod Squad “Retiform Technique” challenge, as well as the Just Us Girls “Vellum” challenge.

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